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Bryan ISD schools will remain closed through Friday, April 10, following the shelter in place issued by Brazos County, and the Cities of Bryan and College Station.  Make sure to click on the "Learn More" link below for important updates regarding: Instruction, Technology, Nutrition & Communication. 
 
 
"GRAB & GO" CURBSIDE MEALS
 
MARCH 27
 
GRAB & GO MEAL UPDATE – Meals will continue 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday while Bryan ISD schools are closed. Starting, Monday, March 30:

1. Navarro Elementary will be added as a Grab & Go location to better serve the needs of our population. The Grab & Go locations are now: Bryan High School, Long Intermediate, Jones Elementary, Kemp-Carver Elementary & Navarro Elementary.

2. The exact location at Navarro will be in the back of the school in the drive-thru bus circle. The entrance is at the corner of Timberline Drive & Bluejay Lane.
 
3. TX Dept. of Agriculture regulations still require children ages 1-18 to be in the vehicle or at the location to receive the meals at this time. (1 lunch & 1 breakfast per child.) 
 
 
TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET ACCESS
 
Internet Access Survey
 

We're working on longterm plans to ensure our students continue to be educated during this closure, which will include working to make sure our students have computer and internet access. To help us in this effort, it is very important that you please take this quick survey: https://bisd.link/techsurvey

Know a parent who doesn’t have access to fill out this form? Please let them know our Technology HELP desk can fill it out for them at 979-209-1175 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Thanks!

 

Suddenlink/Altice USA's 60-day Home Internet Offer

For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, Suddenlink/Altice USA is offering an Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.

 

Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call:

  • 888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region
 
Additionally, most cell phone providers are waiving data usage limits, which will allow some phones to become "hot spots" providing WiFi in the home, or students could use a cell phone to complete assignments.
 
Bryan ISD is also enhancing the strength of the WiFi at every campus and facility.  This will allow families to access WiFi outside of the building where students can connect and complete assignments.
 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
 
Optional Learning Activities
 
Many of you have requested learning activities to keep your children's minds fresh during the break. We've compiled learning enrichment activities into an electronic Google Doc & downloadable PDF format that are not required or graded.
 
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS 
This is a developing situation. Bryan ISD is in daily contact with the Texas Educuation Agency, and will continue to make decisions in the best interest of our safety and staff.
Governor Abbott has waived all STAAR testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.
Social distancing is simply keeping your distance from others, even by a few feet.  Health officials say this is one of the best ways we can prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Talking to your children about COVID-19 can be difficult. To help, we've created this page including resources from counselors & psychologists: http://bit.ly/2UdAlG7
We've compiled a set of learning enrichment activities for student that are NOT required or graded.
 
Families have many options for connecting to the internet for no cost.  SuddenLink is offering free internet to people living in their service area in Bryan and College Station.  AT&T is offering free internet to current customers. Cell phone providers are waiving data usage fees, allowing you to turn your cell phone into a hot spot.  This allows you to connect a Chromebook to WiFi. If none of these options work for a family, we encourage them to contact us at 979-209-1175.
 
BRYAN ISD HOME INTERNET ACCESS SURVEY
We're working on longterm plans to ensure our students continue to be educated during this closure, which will include working to make sure our students have computer and internet access. To help us in this effort, it is very important you fill out the survey below.
Know a parent who doesn’t have access to fill out this form? Please let them know our Technology HELP desk can fill it out for them at 979-209-1175 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Thanks!